DOWNEY - Brookshire Avenue will once again be lined with vendors on May 1 when the Downey Chamber of Commerce presents the Downey Street Faire.The community event, now in its 17th year, will also feature a children's play area, centrally-located food court, live entertainment and car show with more than 200 classic vehicles. The Downey High School marching band will open the event at 9 a.m. Live, non-stop entertainment will be presented on a stage on the grassy area in front of Downey High until 5 p.m., when the faire closes. Scheduled to perform are Warren High School's marching band (9 a.m.); Warren High's jazz ensemble choir (9:05 a.m.); Roadhouse Ron (10 a.m.); Sebastian Sidi (11:20 a.m.); On Stage Dance Center (12:40 p.m.); the band Flight (2 p.m.); and Class 6 Band (3:15 p.m.). Robert Simon, a solo guitarist, will perform between acts. The car show will be presented in conjunction with the Old Memories SGV Car Club and will be held in Downey High's south parking lot on Firestone Boulevard. Categories to be judged include Custom-Original '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s; Custom '80s, Mild-custom '90s and above; '55 Down Classic; Euro-Custom; Full Custom; Luxury Cars; Sport Car Street Custom; Muscle Car; Hot Rod; Pedal Bike; Motorcycles; Best Show; Club Participation; and Downey Chamber of Commerce Choice. The Kid's Zone will include a 40-ft.-tall saber tooth tiger super slide, 60-ft.-long "rat race" obstacle course, 25-ft.-tall Jurassic "T-Rex" Survivor, and 15-ft.-tall pirate ship. Tables, chairs and umbrellas will be provided for diners at the food court, which will offer funnel cakes, shaved ice, Italian ice, kettle corn, gyros, sausages, Philly cheese steaks, falafel, batelavra, hot dogs, pizza, submarine sandwiches, chicken, churros, smoothies, garlic fries, shakes, ice cream floats and more. Exhibitors will be selling items up and down Brookshire, and service clubs will be sharing information about their organizations. Admission to the Downey Street Faire is free.
********** Published: April 16, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 52